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Source: Common Domain

Which Stocks Do Best When Interest Rates Rise

Wednesday 13:36 GMT

For investors who want to protect their portfolio against rising interest rates, the conventional wisdom says it’s best to shift into the stocks of safe, dividend-paying, large companies.

With the market participants betting that the Fed will incrementally raise interest rates another percentage point over the next year, this advice could be especially timely. The Fed tends to raise rates at times when it thinks the economy shows signs of overheating—to tighten credit and reduce the chance of rampant inflation.

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Source: CBS News

Brett Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Wednesday 20:03 GMT

Following weeks of contentious debate over sexual assault allegations, Tuesday marked Brett Kavanaugh's first full day as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation, the Associated Press reports.

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Source: The Guradian

Roger Waters divides crowd with anti-Bolsonaro comments at Brazil concert

Thursday 16:21 GMT

Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters waded neck-deep into the acrimony of Brazil’s presidential election on Tuesday night, condemning the far-right frontrunner, Jair Bolsonaro, as a neo-fascist in the mold of Donald Trump, Nigel Farage and Hungary’s Viktor Orbán.

Between now and the second-round vote he is set to perform in Brasília, Salvador, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba, the southern city where former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is imprisoned on controversial corruption charges.

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Source: DW

Kremlin politics divides Russian and Ukrainian Orthodox churches

Thursday 19:06 GMT

After 300 years, it wants to break away from the Russian Orthodox Church, which it views as being too tied to Kremlin politics.

In April, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed an appeal to the Patriarch of Constantinople from his country's two smaller, unrecognized Orthodox churches asking for recognition and independence, which was backed by the Ukrainian Parliament.

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Source: Washington Post

‘When they go low, we kick them’: How Michelle Obama’s maxim morphed to fit angry and divided times

Friday 09:56 GMT

“No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high,” Michelle Obama exhorted in an address at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, delivering words that seemed to point the way to an alternative to Donald Trump’s insults. But now, in the vertiginous political moment testing the nation’s “true spirit,” the former first lady’s words are being repurposed and rewritten by opponents of President Trump looking for guidance — moral, tactical, emotional, spiritual — as they seek to wrest back control of the country.

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Source: BBC

Hammond expects 'Brexit deal dividend'

Saturday 19:05 GMT

Britain could see an economic boost if it successfully negotiates a Brexit deal with the European Union, the chancellor has said.

Speaking at the International Monetary Fund annual meeting in Bali, Mr Hammond said that the UK's official economic watchdog, the Office for Budget Responsibility, had forecast economic growth as slowing because of Brexit uncertainty and the risk of a no-deal outcome.

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Source: Common Domain

An Election Likely to Extend, Not Close, Political Divides

Today 15:27 GMT

With three weeks to go before a crucial midterm election, the country seems headed toward a vote that will both confirm and extend its current political divides.

In upcoming midterms, stark contrast between national and state-by-state picture is similar to 2016—and could be equally polarizing


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